August 15, 2012 Subject:
Other reviewers must be nuts..this was a BAD show
I was at this show. It was far from a 5 star show. It started out with a clunky, disjointed Casey Jones and got a little better during the middle to end of the first set but the band never really seemed together. I thought to myself,"Ok, it wasnt great but their just getting going; the second set will stretch out a little and get better."
The second set surely stretched out but it definitely didn't get better. Viola was waaaaaaay to long, so was Sugaree, followed by The Other One (which I usually love) which meandered and wandered but never really did much of anything for 24 minutes. Then they followed that up with almost 30 minutes of Drums/Space to put everyone to sleep and just to make sure they didn't wake us up too quickly they came out of Space into China Doll. Now I usually LOVE China Doll but after all the meandering and wandering and drums and space it was just too much. All the people around me were sitting down basically not paying any attention to the show. By the time Unbroken Chain started the energy was totally shot.
I left before the end of the show pretty pissed that I spent the high ticket price they were asking on that tour for a very lackluster show. It seemed like they were either really tired or just not well rehearsed.
I just listened to a decent chunk of the show to see if I was remembering wrong before I wrote this review. I wasn't. This show was a clunker.
I'll take Furthur over this group any day. Much tighter, more interesting set lists, and more energy.
The only reason for the 3 stars is the recording is nice. Otherwise this would be a 2 at most.
May 4, 2009 Subject:
back at the knick
The more I listen the more I like. The viola sugaree other one were the highlights for me. Country blues guitar twang at its best with Warren not trying to be anyone but himself. First set would have to be the West LA. The scene was nice and chill outside. Bravo to the taper incredible sound for an arena.
April 28, 2009 Subject:
I had reviewed this earlier, based on what I heard at the show. Well after listening to these dics about 3 times over, i must have had a horrible sounding seat @ the knick, cause what I hear on the CD's absolutely rocked!!!!
Also, check out the MSG show, they were off the hook!
April 24, 2009 Subject:
THANKS TO THE TAPERS
Jah be praised. There was a cloud so thick at The Knick you could cut it with a knife....it was a high time had by all and THANKS TO THE TAPERS we can enjoy this forever.
April 22, 2009 Subject:
I remember when they went into this jam I thought it must be leading into the music never stopped so I ducked down low in my seat to burn one. As I started to light it up they suddenly, and i mean suddenly, slammed into the opening riff of brown eyed women and the next thing i knew my piece went flying and almost unvoulentarily i was thrown to my feet. I had been waiting for them to throw it down. It was awesome. Made me miss jerry though.
Nitrous makes a tough scene, dont ever buy it from Gangsters that obviously arent there for the tunes.